Monday, November 07, 2011
of Shemya this afternoon will intensify into one of the
most severe Bering Sea storms on record as it moves northward
across the chukotsk peninsula Tuesday night. This storm
has the potential to produce widespread damage.
The storm will produce widespread winds of 40 to 55 mph
with higher gusts over the West Coast Tuesday night into
Wednesday evening. Strong west winds are expected to continue
over St Lawrence Island Wednesday night. Gusts to 70 mph can be
expected along the chukotsk peninsula and in areas near Kotzebue.
Winds of 60 to 75 mph are expected over St Lawrence Island and
the Bering Strait coast. Winds are expected to approach hurricane
force over the Chukchi Sea and northern Bering Sea. The strong
winds will generate seas to as high as 20 feet over the Chukchi
Sea... and to 15 to 25 feet over the northern Bering Sea.
The strong winds will push large amounts of water into Norton
Sound... raising sea levels to as high as 8 to 9 feet above normal
Tuesday night through Wednesday night. The high sea levels
combined with high waves will produce severe beach erosion and
major coastal flooding along the northern and Eastern Shores of
Norton Sound and along the Bering Strait coast. High water
levels will produce coastal flooding along the southern
shore of Norton Sound. Strong winds and wave action may push
ice in Norton Bay on shore.
Moderately elevated sea levels and high waves will cause
severe beach erosion and major coastal flooding along the
south and west facing coasts of St Lawrence Island Tuesday
through Wednesday night.
Along the Chukchi Sea coast from Cape Krusenstern northwest...
southeast winds gusting to a high as 70 mph will produce high
waves and some elevation of sea levels... resulting in severe
beach erosion and major coastal flooding. The Village of
Kivalina will be highly vulnerable to damage caused by
beach erosion and coastal flooding.
The storm will also produce significant snowfall and blizzard
conditions over almost all of the West Coast Tuesday night
and Wednesday. Snowfall amounts of as much as 14 inches
are expected along the southern Seward Peninsula coast and
in parts of the interior Seward Peninsula.
Again... this is an extremely dangerous and life threatening
storm which will be one of the worst on record over the Bering
Sea and the West Coast.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 09, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
This past weekend, on April 2nd, there was a 9K Human Powered Race that was hosted by a teacher in the village of Kasigluk. Participants could run, walk, ski, snowshoe, bike, or basically complete the race anyway they wanted as long as their mode of completion was powered only by them. I choose to walk/jog (waog). In the end, I think I walked about half and jogged about half. The race was alot of fun and the turnout was great with about 20 or so people showing up. The race gave those of us in Bethel an excuse to go out to visit some of the other villages. We left from Bethel on Saturday morning and arrived in Kasigluk at around 1pm.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
paella |päˈāyä; pəˈelə|
nouna Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, etc., cooked and served in a large shallow pan.
Seafood Paella is probably the most famous and popular Spanish dish around the world. It originates in Valencia, a region on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, between Barcelona and Murcia that is known for its rice dishes. There are as many versions of paella as there are cooks in Spain!
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 105 minutes
· 1 yellow onion, diced
· 2 medium tomatoes, diced
· 1 whole chicken or 8 chicken drumsticks
· 1 1/2 lbs pork loin (fat trimmed), cut into ¾ inch pieces
· 1/2 lb calamar (squid) cleaned and sliced into rings
· Medium grain or "pearl" rice *
· 4-6 cups chicken broth
· 1 large pinch Saffron
· 1 1/2 lbs raw mussels in shell (frozen or fresh)
· 1 lb small clams (frozen or fresh)
· 1 1/2 lbs raw shrimp, medium or large - shell on
· 1 red pepper seeded and sliced
· 1 10 oz. pkg frozen peas
· Olive Oil, Salt to Taste
* The exact quantity of rice will depend on the size of the pan, so have at least 1 lb of rice on hand.
If you prefer to use a step-by-step recipe with photos, Seafood Paella Step-by-Step Recipe.
This seafood paella recipe makes approximately 12 servings.
Before you start preparing paella, it's best to check you have all ingredients and gather the equipment that you'll need.
· 17 inch (144cm) paella pan
· Round charcoal BBQ
· Medium sauce pan
· Sharp knife for chopping meat and vegetables
· Meat cleaver (if you use a whole chicken)
· Aluminum Foil or Large Tea Towel to Cover Paella
Cut the Chicken and Pork into Serving-Size Pieces - You'll need one whole chicken, cut into serving-size pieces or 8 chicken drumsticks. If you use a whole chicken, use a meat cleaver to cut the chicken into pieces small enough to easily mix while sautéing.
With a sharp knife, cut the pork into 3/4" pieces.
Clean the squid and remove the tentacles. Make sure to remove the innards and the "spine" and discard. Then, cut the squid into rings.
Tip: Try to buy fresh squid whenever possible. If fresh squid is not available, look for packages of squid in the frozen food section. The squid should NOT have batter or coating on them, since that type is used for frying.
Slice red pepper and chop onions and tomatoes, set aside.
Now that you have the ingredients cleaned and chopped, it's time to start the BBQ and begin cooking. When the coals on the BBQ are covered in white ash, cooking can begin.
Assemble all the ingredients on a table near the BBQ, so that you can stay in the area and monitor the cooking.
Place the paella pan on the grate and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom and allow the pan to heat up. When hot enough, sauté the onions and tomatoes in the olive oil. Add olive oil as needed to prevent sticking. Once the onions are translucent, add the chicken and cook, stirring constantly – about 15 minutes. Add pork and squid and cook, stirring often.
Add the rice, sprinkling in the form of a large cross on the pan. (Have approximately 1 lb of rice on hand for this.) Stir for 2-3 minutes to thoroughly coat the rice with oil and mix with the other ingredients.
Add saffron threads to the chicken broth and stir. Slowly pour broth into pan until pan contents are covered. Spread ingredients evenly over bottom of pan.
Arrange mussels around outside edge of pan, pointing up. Place clams and shrimp in pan, distributing them evenly around the pan. Add slices of pepper on top.
Allow to simmer, cooking rice. Add more broth if necessary. (If fire becomes too hot, raise the pan up, away from the heat.) When rice is almost cooked, sprinkle peas over the pan.
When rice is cooked, remove from heat and cover with aluminum foil or large tea towel, allowing paella to “rest” for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Slice lemons into wedges and serve.
[blockquote shade=grur]Guide's Response to User Reviews
The exact quantity of rice depends on the pan and number of people you are serving, so it is best to be prepared and have at least 1 lb of rice on hand.
Lisa & Tony Sierra, Your Guides to Spanish Food
Friday, February 04, 2011
- Lose 30 pounds
Take an exercise class
- Finish reading Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species
- Volunteer at the local senior center
Update my photo albums
- Attend a city council meeting
- Finish at least one Rubicon curriculum map
Fix my IRA and other retirement accounts Go on an overnight snowmachine trip
- Visit the southern hemisphere or go on a cruise
Collect 5 new sand samples Visit a friend that I havent seen for over a year Visit a national park or a world heritage site Buy an exercise trampoline and kettle bell weights Find a good sourdough cookbook and try at least 5 recipes Cook paella from scratch Read at least 5 more books from this list Try ear candles Clean up a section of town
- Finish reading the bible or listen to an audio version
Snowmachine to a village that I havent been to yet Complete a 30 day challenge on EA Active Seriously look into (and possibly buy) a timeshare
- Publish my book
Make all my yogurt, jam, and (most of) my bread from scratch Go completely vegan for a week Reduce my credit card debt by half
- Take a steam
Be able to run or bike a half marathon Play frisbee golf at a course I've never played at Try cross country skiing